Text "Summer Meals" to 97779 for a free summer meal location near you! This site includes date of operations, meals available at each location, meal times and more.
All children 18 and under can receive free lunch during summer vacation! Beginning June 1st through July 23 (closed on July 2nd).
Summer Nutrition Sites:
- Joann Lewis Park
- Salvation Army
- Veterans Park
- Dalton High School
- Dalton Recreation Center
- Westwood School
- Mack Gaston Community Center
- Roan School
- Civitan Park
- White's Pediatrics
Meals will be distributed in these neighborhood locations monday - friday between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. There will be a dalton public schools nutrition magnet on delivery cars.
- Dawnville Road, Cleveland Highway, Heather Way, Autumn Court, North Oaks Drive
- Lakemont Drive, Rio Vista Drive, West Walnut Avenue, Dug Gap Road, Ryman Ridge Road
- North Hamilton Street, West Park Street, Factory Street, Moore Street, Tyler Street, Matilda Street, Selvidge
- Legion Drive, Mitchell Street, Morningside Drive, Frazier Avenue, Veterans Drive, Connecticut
- Southbrook, West Ezzard Avenue, Bobby Drive, Brookhaven Circle, South Hamilton Street, Altamont Avenue, Central Avenue, Cedar Street
- Underwood Street, Gist Place, Brooker Drive, Beechland Place
- Meeting Street, North Fredrick, Easterling, Teasley, Spencer and East Emery
- Lesley Drive, Dawn Drive, Sycamore Circle, Woodpark Drive
- East Matilda, North Elm Street, Robert Street, Hawthorne Street, Roberts Street, Underwood Street, Commerce Drive, West Woodland, East Woodland, Northview Drive, Stillwood Drive, Juniper Avenue and Virginia Avenue
- Jones Street, Valley Drive, West Crawford Street, Vernon Avenue
- Sheridan Avenue, Barbara Avenue, Lester Avenue, East Morris Street, Byron Street, Goodwill Drive, Pinehill Drive, Georgia Avenue
- Sheridan Avenue, Riverbend Road, Harris Street, 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue, 5th Avenue, Lake Street, 11th Avenue, East Morris Street, May Street
- Riverbend, East Morris, east Murray, May Street, Dozier, Grimes, Stacy Drive, Pinehill Drive
- MLK Jr. Fields, North Grade and North Grimes
No registration required, no fees.
Below is the summer schedule for Big Red READS. Big Red READS is a mobile library that brings books to our K-12 students during the summer months. It is a very rewarding experience to connect with our students in the summer and to promote their continued growth as readers!
Join us this summer for 2021 Big Red READS!
The Big Red READS bus will be coming to your neighborhood!
11:30 - 12:30
Wednesday, June 2
1116 Roan Street
Wednesday, June 9
Mack Gaston Community Center
218 Fredrick Street
Wednesday, June 16
City Park School
405 School Street
Wednesday, June 23
708 Trammell Street
Wednesday, June 30
Corner of Veterans Drive and Mitchell Street
Wednesday, July 7
1212 Dennard Drive
Wednesday, July 14
1116 Roan Street
Wednesday, July 21
Mack Gaston Community Center
218 Fredrick Street
Free e-books for ALL ages!
School Name: Get Georgia Reading
User Name: WhitfieldCounty
- Catamounts Big Red Boys Basketball Camp
- Catamount YOUTH Football Camp
- All Sports Skills Camp
- DHS Little Girls' Cheer Clinic
- E-SPORTS Summer Camp (Pre-K - 8th grade)
- E-SPORTS SUMMER CAMP (9th - 12th grade)
- Lady Catamounts Basketball Camp
- Law Cadet Academy
- Volleyball Camp
- Little Cats Softball Camp
- Catamount Summer Baseball Camp
July 5 - 9
Pre-K through 5th grade
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
July 12 - 16
6th through 8th grade
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $60 (We offer multiple child discount)
Location: Dalton High School Media Center
June 14 - 19
A day camp for upcoming juniors through graduating seniors giving hands-on experience in a variety of Public Safety fields (police, fire, EMS, 911, etc.)
Contact your JROTC instructors, Law & Justice teachers or email SRO Hudson at Sean.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application!
Tuesday July 6 - Thursday July 9
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Who: Students in Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Cost: $65 per camper (Family discount available)
Where: Dalton High School softball field
Snacks and t-shirt provided. Must bring own water.
Register: Contact Stacy Parker at 706-270-3653 or email@example.com
Click here to register
- Level UP Youth Leadership Program
- Camp AIM
- Boys and Girls Club
- Broken Heart Ranch Girls Summer Camp
- Camp High Hopes
- Camp Sidney Dew - NWGA Council of Boy Scouts
- Cub Scout Adventure Camp at Camp Sidney Dew - NWGA Council of Boy Scouts
- Community Center Summer Fun Camp
- Creative Arts Guild (Music, Dance, Art, Gymnastics and Theater Day Camps)
- DPRD Summer Classes
- Dalton Rec Department Swim Lessons
- Design and Engineering Days at NWGA College and Career Academy
- Kids Community Learning Center
- Whitfield 4-H Day Camps
- Camp Rising Sun & Camp Sunshine - Dalton Parks and Recreation
- ChristChurch Presbyterian Summer Camps
- Salvation Army Day Camp
- Girl Scouts
- Dance Theater of Dalton
Level UP youth leadership program is now enrolling students. There is so much progressing in our nation’s climate and the need to equip our youth is imperative. We will have an information session on May 25 at 6:30 pm @ Mack Gaston Community Center. As our country prepares to open back up, we are dedicated to taking necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Masks are expected to be worn in the building along with temperature checks and hand sanitizing.
Level-UP is a 10 week leadership development program designed to effectively awaken leadership potential in our community youth. With trained, and licensed professionals, Level-UP commits to equipping youth leaders with life-long skills to implement in their communities, schools, jobs, and social networks.
This particular 10 week session will focus on the 1st amendment right. We will be teaching our youth the value of this right and how to use it effectively in their communities and groups, and how to use their “voice” with confidence to lead/influence those around them.
“Make a difference tomorrow by being a better leader today.” Join with us and…. Level-UP!
June 1 Introduction/Defining Leadership & Mental Health Check In - Discussing how the pandemic has effected us personally.
June 8 1st Amendment Right “WHAT IS IT”
June 15 1st Amendment Right (JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE)
Leaders will have discussion with a Dalton Judge
LEADERSHIP TRAINING ON INTEGRITY
June 22 1st Amendment Right (LEGAL PERSPECTIVE)
Leaders will have discussion with a Lawyer
LEADERSHIP TRAINING ON ATTITUDE
June 29 1st Amendment Right (LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE)
Leaders will have discussion with Dalton Police Department
LEADERSHIP TRAINING ON COMMITMENT
July 6 “Diversifying my World”-Community Speaker
LEADERSHIP TRAINING ON VISION
July 13 “Using my Voice”-Community Speaker
WORK ON VISION BOARD
July 20 “Serving my Community”-Community Speaker
Community Field Trip
July 27 “Leading NOW, Blooming where I’m planted”-Community Speaker
August 2 Graduation
Youth will be assigned mentors and will meet with them once a week. Youth will participate in Community Service on Saturdays or assigned day during the week.
Call Audrey Simmons, Assistant Manager 706-463-2414 for enrollment. SPACES ARE LIMITED, TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED, IF NEEDED.
June 1 - July 30
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closings around July 4 will be announced later.
Cost: $60 per week. One time annual registration fee of $30 that can also apply to after school care. Scholarships are available.
Open to students in 1st grade through 12th grade. Located at their Carl Rollins Unit, Dalton Teen Center and Edwards Park.
How to Register: Go to Boys and Girls Club located at 1013 Underwood Street between 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spots are filling up fast. Programs include mountain bikes, reading lab, gym, outdoor play, field trips and a workforce development program for teens.
June 30 - July 2
For children who have had services through NWGA Family Crisis Center - Domestic violence or who have experienced homelessness.
To Register: Contact your school social worker - must be referred by school social worker or crisis center (Scholarships might be available)
Contact: Laura Mares
Session 2: June 18, 8:30. a.m. to 3 p.m.
Who: Rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students
Cost: Free - Register by May 14!
706-278-7373 - Dalton Chamber
Register: Dalton Chamber is hosting this, space is limited. Please register online: Click here
1/2 of the fee is required to hold a spot in camps and 2 weeks notice must be given for withdrawal or changes to receive deposit back.
Call 706-529-5664 for more information!
Princess Adventure Camps (ages 3 - 5)
|June 14 - 18||Monday - Friday||9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||$125.00|
|June 21 - 25||Monday - Friday||9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||$125.00|
|June 28 - July 2||Monday - Friday||9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||$125.00|
|June 21 - 24||Monday - Thursday||6 p.m. - 7 p.m.||$55.00|
|July 12 - 15||Monday - Thursday||6 p.m. - 7 p.m.||$55.00|
Mini Movers and Me (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
Fun toddler class for development of flexibility, strength, and basic tumbling skills, with an adult.
|June 21 - 25||Monday - Friday||10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.||$40.00|
|July 12 - 15||Monday - Thursday||5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.||$32.00|
Adventure Art Camp (Ages 3 and up)
Get moving before you return to school with fun hip hop classes. A performative video will be made on the last day and shared via email.
July 26 - 30
|3 - 5 year olds||11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||$50.00 (includes supply fees)|
|Elementary ages||10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||$60.00 (includes supply fees)|
|Elementary ages||1 p.m. - 2 p.m.||$60.00 (includes supply fees)|
Hip-Hop Workshop (Rising 2nd graders and older)
Get moving before you return to school with fun hip hop classes. A performance video will be made on the last day and shared via email.
|July 26 - 30||Monday - Friday||2 p.m. - 4 p.m.||$95.00|
Story Dance Camp (Ages 6 - 10)
Mornings consist of ballet class, creating journals, and developing choreography for a “short” version of the story. Dancers will bring a sack lunch. After lunch dancers watch a video of the story, take jazz class, learn jazz choreography, and create costumes and props. A perform-ance video will be made on the last day and shared via email.
|June 14 - 18||Monday - Friday||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||$225.00|
|June 21 - 25||Monday - Friday||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||$225.00|
Leaps, Turns and Tiaras (Intermediate dancers ages 8 and up - finished level 2 or 3 ballet)
Mornings will consist of 2 hours of intermediate ballet training concentrating on TURNS and JUMPS. Dancers will bring a sack lunch. Afternoons will be filled with learning Variations from classical ballets, creating costumes and learning new turns and leaps in jazz! A performance video will be made on the last day and shared via email.
|June 28 - July 2||Monday - Friday||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||$225.00|
Little Theatre, "American Girl Doll" (Ages 4 - 8)
Dancing, making props & costumes, for a FUN showcase piece based on the stories of the American Girl Dolls. Bring your doll. Discover your own Shine! A performance video will be made on the last day and shared via email.
|July 12 - 16||Monday - Friday||9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||$125.00|
|July 19 - 23||Monday - Friday||9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||$125.00|
Young Actors Camp, "Charlie and the chocolate factory" (Ages 8 and up)
Students will immerse themselves in the thrill of performing with veteran actress Lori Beth Eicholtz. During the week the young actors will hone their skills for the stage, film or commercials by learning how to audition, scene study, improv, techniques of characterization and movement, creating costumes, props, and headshots, and learning about the world of “the Business.” Students will bring a sack lunch. A performance video will be made on the last day and shared via email.
|July 19 - 23||Monday - Friday||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||$225.00|
Pointe Intensive Dance Camp (Ages 10 and up/finished level 4 or 5 ballet)
Mornings will consist of 2½ hours of intensive ballet and pointe training. Dancers will bring a sack lunch. Afternoons will be filled with the creation of a dance video. This camp is excellent for dancers, ages 10 and up, transitioning to summer dance intensives and older dancers who would like an extra week of dance training in the summer. A performance video will be made on the last day and shared via email.
|July 12 - 16||Monday - Friday||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||$225.00|
DDC III/IV Dance Camp
Required for all DDC III & IV dancers. Other dancers may participate with permission of instructor. Ballet, tap and jazz technique classes and new choreography.
|July 12 - 16||Monday - Friday||9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||$350.00 (includes back to school workshop)|
DDC I/II Dance Camp
Required for all DDC I &II dancers. Other dancers may participate with permission of instructor. Ballet and jazz technique classes and new choreography.
|July 19 - 23||Monday - Friday||9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||$350.00 (includes back to school workshop)|
Back to School Workshop
Four 1 ½ hour master dance classes/day including ballet, jazz, yoga, hip-hop, partnering class, choreography, lyrical, pointe class, and stretch/strengthening classes. This intensive week is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers entering 7th grade and older. DDC dancers are required to take a minimum of 10 of the 16 classes offered, but are encouraged to take as many as they can. ($15/class for non-company dancers)
|July 26 - 29||Monday - Thursday||9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Price included in DDC camps|
Dalton Public Schools Summer School 2021
Dear DPS Families,
As this school year comes to a close, we wanted to share information with you about summer school and how it will work this year. Right now, our plan is to offer summer school in a more traditional way (in person) with the added safety precautions of masks and social distancing (guidelines are subject to change based on CDC recommendations). We have seen through this pandemic that most students need more face to face direct instruction. Not every student is a successful virtual student. We hope the direct instruction will prove more successful for our students recovering credits and striving to graduate on time.
Summer School will begin June 7th, Mondays-Thursdays in two sessions (8:30 – 11:30 AM) and (12:00 – 3:00PM). Some students may need more sessions than others. The decision on how many sessions will be determined by the teacher. Students who fall behind on assignments will have to attend more sessions.
Pre-registration for summer school will be handled by the school counselors at each school. There will also be an official registration in the Lecture Hall at DHS on June 3rd from 1:00-5:00 PM, and June 4th from 8:00 AM-12:00. It is only necessary to attend one of these sessions.
Summer School Information:
Location: Dalton High School, 1100 Hall – Enter the doors near the greenhouse.
Dates: June 7 – July 15, (Everyone will be off June 28-July 1 for Summer Break)
Cost: $100 for whole credit courses; $75 for half credit courses (graduating seniors are free)
Sessions as follows:
· Breakfast and lunch will be served on site for all students free of charge.
· Please see your counselor to pre-register, or to receive more information.
Dalton High School Counselors
Morris Innovative High School Counselors
(R-Z) Jay Ashlock: 706.876.4903
Dolores Carrillo: 706.876.4162
(M-Q) Dee Bonds Curtis: 706.876.4862
(F-L) Julie Gallman: 706.876.4899
(A-E) Tina Scibilia: 706.876.4847
Russ Southerland (Summer School Director): 706.463.7635
Water Safety Facts
- Swimming pools are the most common site for a drowning to occur for children ages 1 to 4.
- 5,209 children in U.S. will sustain nonfatal near drowning-related injuries this year.
- 89 percent of boating deaths of all ages occurred on boats where the operator had not received boating safety instructions.
- The majority of infant drowning deaths happen in bathtubs or large buckets.
- African-American kids ages 5 to 14 are almost three times more likely to drown than white children.
- The use of specially made drain covers, safety vacuum-release systems, multiple filter pumps and other pressure-venting pool filter mechanisms can reduce the risk of entrapment in pools.
- Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult.
- Empty all tubs, buckets, containers and kiddie pools immediately after use. Store them upside down so they don’t collect water.
- Close toilet lids and use toilet seat locks to prevent drowning.
- Keep doors to bathrooms and laundry rooms closed.
- Install fences around home pools. A pool fence should surround all sides of the pool and be at least four feet tall with self-closing and self-latching gates.
- Know what to do in an emergency. Learning CPR and basic water rescue skills may help you save a life.
More info at http://safekidsgeorgia.org/
From the State of Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services
Lack of Supervision Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Many individuals have questions regarding at what age children may be left unsupervised. While there are no State laws regarding the supervision of children, DFCS has guidelines which we follow. The guidelines are as follows:
• Children eight years or younger should not be left alone
• Children between the ages of nine years and twelve years, based on level of maturity, may be left alone for brief (less than two hours) periods of time; and,
• Children thirteen years and older, who are at an adequate level of maturity, may be left alone and may perform the role of babysitter, as authorized by the parent, for up to twelve hours.
These guidelines pertain only to children who are not in the Department’s custody. Situations involving children for whom the department has placement responsibility are governed by foster care requirements. There are sometimes circumstances where an unsupervised older child is at risk or where a younger child has the maturity level to be left alone or to care for other children. Some examples are:
• It may not be advisable to leave an older child who has a special condition or disability alone.
• Consideration may be given to a child younger than 13 years, who exhibits strong maturity skills and has participated in a course on babysitting, to be alone or to care for other children. Suggested questions to ask are:
1) Does the child know the emergency plan for the family?
2) Does the child know the parent's phone numbers (work and home)?
3) Can the child demonstrate the plan and recite the numbers?
4) What is the availability of the parent during this time?
5) Are there environmental factors that add further risk to the situation?
6) Are there factors that reduce risk, i.e. supportive/available neighbors?
If you have questions and want to talk to the local Whitfield DFCS Office, please call 706-272-2834. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call 855-GA-CHILD.
As part of Georgia Home Classroom, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has identified key skills for children getting ready for kindergarten through fifth grade. These skills will help families understand what children have already learned and can expect to learn when they get back to school. The guides are available in English and Spanish.